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Wins were hard to come by on the farm yesterday, but Richard Urena had a nice night and T.J. Zeuch looked a first rounder down in Low-A. Your affiliates were 2-5 with a rain suspension.

SYRACUSE 5 Buffalo 3

Chris Colabello had three hits and a homer. Is there room for him with the big club down the stretch? Jesus Montero had three hits as well. Dalton Pompey had a rough night in the leadoff spot. He was 0-5. Drew Hutchison pitched six innings of three run baseball.

New Hampshire 2 Richmond 4

Derrick Loveless homered, but the Fisher Cats collected just five hits on the evening. Wilmer Font allowed one run in five innings of work.

LAKELAND 11 Dunedin 6

Between Chris Rowley and Luis Santos the D-Jays allowed five homeruns. Richard Urena, however, had one in response. Urena ended the night with four hits to bring his BA to a point under .300. I gather the homer was Urena’s first from the right-hand side. Urena is turning into a nice little prospect. He probably needs another 1000+ at-bats in the minors and likely some extended time facing left-handed pitching, but switch-hitting SS who can stick are rare. Anthony Alford played the good leadoff hitter—he walked twice, stole a bag, and scored three times.

LANSING 3 Bowling Green 1

Justin Maese was excellent in six innings of work. He shutout the home Hot Rods and allowed just three hits and a walk. Maese also struck out six. The strike out has been hard to come by for Maese so far in his young professional career so let’s hope this is a sign of things to come. Max Pentecost led the way with the bat. He collected two hits, a double, and a walk. Pentecost also stole a bag.

Vancouver 1 EVERETT 6

T.J. Zeuch pitched three shutout innings, but the bullpen blew it. Zeuch allowed just one hit and struck out one. Cavan Biggio had a double and Rodrigo Orozco had two hits.

GREENEVILLE 1 Bluefield 0 Suspended Rain


Lane Thomas had two doubles and Guadalupe Chavez pitched six innings of two run baseball.


Three Stars

3. Chris Colabello

2. Justin Maese

1. Richard Urena

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jerjapan - Friday, July 29 2016 @ 03:59 PM EDT (#327478) #
I like Urena too same, but curious, why do you think he needs 1000+ ABs?  i could see him finishing the year in AA and making it to the Jays as early as the end of next year. 
85bluejay - Friday, July 29 2016 @ 04:44 PM EDT (#327480) #
MLB has updated teams top 30, now includes 2016 draftees - Zeuch is 6th,Bichette(10th),Woodman(11th) - Box favourite Rowdy Tellez continues to get less respect - listed at 7th.
Shoeless Joe - Friday, July 29 2016 @ 05:08 PM EDT (#327484) #
Urena still has't had much success as a left handed hitter since rookie ball.

OPS Against Righties:
2016: 0.632
2015: 0.400 A+,0.538 A ball
#2JBrumfield - Friday, July 29 2016 @ 05:37 PM EDT (#327486) #
Nash Knight has been promoted to Vancouver from Bluefield.
jerjapan - Friday, July 29 2016 @ 05:40 PM EDT (#327487) #
The MLB list is a bit odd, although it's somewhat exciting to see Tellez at 7 - that speaks to the recovering depth.  I'd have him higher personally - certainly ahead of Zeuch. 

But Woodman at 11 is much too high IMO,as is Palacios at 16.

Dwight Smith and Roeman Fields aren't even on my top 30 lists.

And I know Uglyone's gonna have a problem with Jansen at 29.

Mike Green - Friday, July 29 2016 @ 07:00 PM EDT (#327490) #
Sean Reid-Foley was scheduled to start tonight but Jon Harris got the ball instead for Dunedin. I wonder if something is up.
DH - Friday, July 29 2016 @ 09:47 PM EDT (#327502) #
Can we start the Danny Barnes watch - what a season he's having.
dan gordon - Friday, July 29 2016 @ 10:49 PM EDT (#327514) #
Yah, another 2 great innings today for Barnes, no hits, no walks, 2 K's. Barnes has pitched in 35 games this year, and the number of times he's given up more than 1 run is zero. In Buffalo, he's up to 16 2/3 IP, and has allowed only 5 hits and 1 walk, with 20 K's. I don't know what he's doing, but his opponents can't touch him. Against lefties, he's pitched the equivalent of a perfect game, with 9 IP, no hits, no walks, 11 K's.
uglyone - Saturday, July 30 2016 @ 09:37 PM EDT (#327578) #
SRF is too good for Dunedin.
uglyone - Saturday, July 30 2016 @ 09:41 PM EDT (#327579) #
And alford 3/4 with a HR. stay hot kid.
dan gordon - Saturday, July 30 2016 @ 09:58 PM EDT (#327581) #
Great to see Alford coming around. In his last dozen games he's hitting .325 with 3 HR's, 4 SB's and more walks than strikeouts. If the power develops to go along with the speed and the batting eye, he could really be a great player. Here's hoping he has a strong August as a springboard to big year in AA in 2017.
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